Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Gold
FNB Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Top 10 Wines - Finalist
An explosion of fruit driven by lime, gooseberry and kiwi fruit, is underpinned by a thread of minerality. A lively wine with an intense palate that lingers making this a pleaser for any occasion.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
About The Harvest
The lead up to vintage 2012 was dry, but cooler than previous vintages. Our supplementary irrigation proved a lifesaver in our second dry year in a row. The different parcels of Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked between 21° - 23° balling sugar ripeness.
In The Cellar
The challenge in the cellar is to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes delivered. After sorting, destemming and crushing, 50%of the grapes had skin contact. The best free run juice made up the components of this wine. The wine had lees contact for 2 months.